Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

Title: The Sins of the Father
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St Martin's Press (2012), 352 pages
Genre: Historical fiction
Subject: World War II, family dynamics
Series: Clifton Chronicles
Source: Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Why did I read this book now?  I enjoyed book #1 in the series and wanted to see what happened next.

Sins of the Father is book #2 in this family saga, and picks right up where the first one, Only Time will Tell, left off.  It covers both American and British involvment in World War II, seen from the point of view of aristocrats and working class. It's not great literature, but it is an enjoyable read. I'd put it in the cozy category of family war sagas. Archer has a knack for leaving the reader hanging at the end of each chapter, and then really leaves the reader hanging at the end of the book. It's the only reason I'll get #3, Best Kept Secret, when it comes out because I can't stand not knowing what the answer is to #2.

Not a full review, but there are plenty of them online if you feel you really want one.


  1. I must get this book - for the same reason you did. I agree that it isn't great literature, but the story does keep you wanting to know what happened.

  2. I read both of these too....have to know what happens next!


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